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Something (maybe someone, i.e., Joan Collins) that's rather worn out/tattered yet has a touch of understated class.
Example of a shabby chic attire:

Slightly ratty but damn gorgeous Prada handbag, with a pair of Vivian Westwood slacks, and perhaps some frayed cashmere sweater.
by Cameron Stewart-Wilson II November 14, 2003
A "style" invented by paint manufacturers to promote painting things then rubbing most of it back off, and people with no money who don't mind living with old crap battered furniture.
I love your shabby chic furniture, it looks so.... old and crap!
by TimmyRaa August 18, 2014